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p76 Amanuensis

Article by Philip Smith, B.A., of the University of London
on p76 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

AMANUENSIS, or AD MANUM SERVUS, a slave, or freedman, whose office it was to write letters and other things under his master's direction. The amanuensis must not be confounded with another sort of slaves, also called ad manum servi, who were always kept ready to be employed in any business (Suet. Caes. 74, Aug. 67, Ner. 44, Tit. 3, Vesp. 3; Cic. De Orat. III.60.225; Pignor., De Servis, 109).


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